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Bobby McFerrin

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Robert Keith "Bobby" McFerrin, Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is an American vocalist and conductor. He is best known for his 1988 hit song "Don't Worry, Be Happy". He is a ten-time Grammy Award winner. He is known for his unique vocal techniques, including giving the illusion of polyphony by singing an accompaniment alongside the melody, making use of percussive effects and making large jumps in pitch; as well as improvising much of his performed music, including melody, chords and sounds in a form of scat singing. He is nearly unique in having performed and recorded regularly as an unaccompanied solo vocal artist. However, he also collaborated frequently with other artists, from both the jazz and classical worlds. Life: McFerrin was born in Manhattan, New York City, the son of operatic baritone Robert McFerrin and singer Sara Copper. He attended Cathedral High School (Los Angeles) and the California State University, Sacramento. McFerrin married Debbie Green in 1975. They have three...

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Discography

  • The Mozart Sessions, 1996
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow, 1993
  • Medicine Music, 1990
  • Play, 1992
  • Circlesongs, 1997
  • Spontaneous Inventions, 1986
  • Simple Pleasures, 1988
  • VOCAbuLarieS, 2010
  • Bobby McFerrin
  • Mouth Music, 2001
  • How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin & How the Camel Got His Hump, 1985
  • The Elephant's Child, 1987
  • Bobby's Thing, 1988
  • Paper Music, 1995
  • The Voice, 1984
  • Essential: Bobby McFerrin, 2011
  • Bang! Zoom, 1996
  • Hush, 1991
  • EMI Jazz Masters: Bobby McFerrin, 1997
  • Konzert für Europa: The Schönbrunn Concert, 2005
  • Beyond Words, 2002
  • The Best of Bobby McFerrin: The Blue Note Years, 1996
  • Spirityouall, 2013

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